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Health & Physical Education at American Public University System

If you are interested in studying health and physical education, you may want to check out the program at American Public University System. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

American Military University is located in Charles Town, West Virginia and approximately 46,420 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 421 students received a bachelor's degree in phys ed from American Military University.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Health & Physical Education section at the bottom of this page.

American Military University Health & Physical Education Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Phys Ed
  • Master’s Degree in Phys Ed

Online Classes Are Available at American Military University

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

American Military University does offer online education options in phys ed for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

American Military University Health & Physical Education Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks phys ed programs across the country. The following shows how American Military University performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

American Military University ranked #154 on College Factual's list of Best Quality Schools for phys ed majors. It is also ranked as the #2 school in West Virginia.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Online Health & Physical Education Schools 1
Best Health & Physical Education Colleges for Veterans 5
Best Online Health & Physical Education Schools 6
Most Popular Colleges for Health & Physical Education 8
Highest Paid Health & Physical Education Graduates 11
Best Colleges for Health & Physical Education 154
Most Focused Colleges for Health & Physical Education 346

In 2019, 150 students received their master’s degree in phys ed from American Military University. This makes it the #7 most popular school for phys ed master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of American Military University Phys Ed Graduates

The median salary of phys ed students who receive their bachelor's degree at American Military University is $36,900. This is 32% higher than $28,000, which is the national average for all phys ed bachelor's degree recipients.

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Phys Ed Student Demographics at American Military University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the phys ed majors at American Public University System.

American Military University Health & Physical Education Bachelor’s Program

36% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
Of the 421 phys ed students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from American Military University, about 64% were men and 36% were women.

American Military University Gender Breakdown of Health & Physical Education Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 61% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in phys ed at American Military University are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American Public University System with a bachelor's in phys ed.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Health & Physical Education Majors at American Public University System
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 60
Hispanic or Latino 52
White 256
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 45

American Military University Health & Physical Education Master’s Program

40% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities
The phys ed program at American Military University awarded 150 master's degrees in 2018-2019. About 60% of these degrees went to men with the other 40% going to women.

American Military University Gender Breakdown of Health & Physical Education Master's Degree Grads

In the phys ed master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 40% of degree recipients. That is 11% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American Public University System with a master's in phys ed.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Health & Physical Education Majors at American Public University System
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 32
Hispanic or Latino 18
White 74
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 21

Careers That Phys Ed Grads May Go Into

A degree in phys ed can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for WV, the home state for American Public University System.

Occupation Jobs in WV Average Salary in WV
Coaches and Scouts 870 $48,160
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors 690 $33,730
Recreation and Fitness Studies Professors 230 $60,630
Athletic Trainers 190 $45,170
Exercise Physiologists 100 $40,440

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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